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Religious studies

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Religious studies (V620): Identification and classification of religions and the comparative study of the world's religious traditions.

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Document Poems from Ibn 'Arabi's Diwan

A selection of poems in English translation from the Diwan of Ibn 'Arabi - covering a variety of styles and ranging from 4 single-line poems (...

Islamic mysticism, Sufi poetry, Ibn 'Arabi view
Document Niyazi Misri poems

Four poems by Niyazi Misri, in a new translation by Stephen Hirtenstein.

Document The Chinese and Greek Painters

Two alternative versions of the story from Muhammad al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Islamic Mystical Poetry booklist

This is a booklist covering all five weeks of the course, with suggested reading for each of the four poets as well as a brief general...

Sufi poetry, Islamic mysticism view
Document ‘Through the Gains of Industry we promote Art’: George Dawson’s Civic Gospel and the architecture of the Improvement Scheme, Matthew Key

This essay explores two artefacts from late Victorian Birmingham; a period in which the city went through remarkable transformation, culminating...

19th century, Victorian England, Unitarian view
Document Kirmani poems

A selection of 4-line poems or quatrains (ruba'i) by Kirmani on different themes (repentance, Sufi path, lover and beloved, and union and the...

Kirmani, Sufi poetry, Islamic mysticism view
Document The Symbol of the Nightingale

A paper by Professor Luce Lopez-Baralt of the symbolism of the nightingale in the poetry of St John of the Cross, and its origins in Islamic...

Document Week 1:Texts

Some quotations on the theme of reflection within Islamic thought, and the text read in class; The Chinese and Greek Painters, from Rumi's '...

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Week 2: Texts

'The Meeting with the Simurgh' from Conference of the Birds', in the translation by Dick Davies and Afkahm Darbandi (Penguin,1984)

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Some 17th century clerical jokes from Nicholas Le Strange's Jest Book

Some 17th century clerical jokes from Nicholas Le Strange's Jest Book, published as Nicholas Le Strange, Lippincott, Merry Jeasts, 1974...

Religious history, Humour, The Church of Enga, Clergy, 17th century view
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